Welcome to Lake Shore Behavioral Health

Mental illness affects one in four people and two-thirds of those affected will not receive treatment. From stress and relationship problems to addictions and schizophrenia, Lake Shore Behavioral Health is here to help.  Over the past 40 years, we have built our reputation as an exceptional provider of person-centered mental health and substance abuse services at licensed locations throughout Erie County.

At Lake Shore Behavioral Health, we strive to provide the best, evidence-based therapy available.  Our dedicated and compassionate team of professionals are committed to providing client-focused care in a culturally sensitive atmosphere.

What We Do:

Why Lake Shore?

  • Individualized, client-focused and trauma-informed care
  • Walk-in and same day appointments available
  • Professional, licensed counselors
  • Integrated mental health and addiction treatment
  • Bilingual, bicultural counselors and interpretation services available
  • Psychiatrists and nurses on staff
  • Addiction Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Coordination with primary care physicians
  • Referrals and linkage to other needed services

Licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. 
Supported by the NYS Office of Mental Health, the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service and
the Erie County Office of Mental Health.


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Download 2013
Annual Report 

John Oliver discusses our mental health system.
HBO 10/4/15 

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On Friday, October 23, 2015 Howard K. Hitzel, Psy.D., President of Lake Shore Behavioral Health was joined by Dr. Ken Macur, President of Medaille College to officially open the Medaille Family Counseling Center, a unique collaboration between Lake S…
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One of Lake Shore's Homeless Outreach Team members, Marek Parker, is featured in a Loop Magazine article about the WNY LGBT Homeless population. You can read the full article here. 
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